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The Recovery Process - The Role of Medical Nutrition
Nutrition is getting personal! As we uncover new technologies and learn more about our genes, we can work out what is healthiest to put on our plate.
School feeding programs have broader and longer-lasting effects than just giving children a meal. Carefully designed programs can address widespread nutrient deficiencies, support educational outcomes, and encourage school attendance for both boys and girls.
The health of your brain depends on more factors than just your DNA. Brain health is supported by an active body, good nutrition, intellectual stimulation and social engagement. No matter what our age, we can support our brain by focusing on four areas of a brain-healthy lifestyle.
Dietary fiber is part of a balanced and healthy diet. It is found naturally in plant foods. Dietary fiber’s benefits come from not being absorbed: dietary fiber passes through our bodies largely intact, and this is what makes it so helpful. However, many people do not get enough! How can we get more fiber in our diets?
One of the most miraculous organs in the human body is the eye. It is so complex and delicate! The eye requires a specialised set of nutrients to keep it functioning well now, and into the future. We provide the run-down of nutrients for eye health.
A mother’s diet in pregnancy is essential in supporting her baby’s growth and development in the womb but more and more research studies are now demonstrating the longer-term benefits that good nutrition at this time creates. Read more.
The number of adults with type II diabetes has more than doubled since 1980, rising from 153 million to 415 million in 2015, and predictions are that it will affect 640 million people by 2040. Learn more about the link between diabetes and heart health.
Women in their 50s need to concentrate on several health-related areas to keep them feeling strong and vital. For instance, older women’s metabolism has gradually been slowing over several decades. Learn other ways women’s bodies change and how to support these changes through nutrition.
Apart from the famous omega-3s, there are other odd fatty acids, each with their own health properties. The odd omegas are not considered to be essential fatty acids like the long chain omega-3s and 6s yet may still have important benefits, including heart health benefits. See what is going on with the odd omegas.